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USCIS Provides Form I-9 Mockups to Illustrate Temporary COVID-19 Policies

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated its guidance on how to annotate the Form I-9 when remotely inspecting employment authorization and identity documents and performing the required physical inspection at a later date. A series of Form I-9 mockups have been provided, as well as examples of how to annotate the […]

I-9 Compliance Flexibility Extended to July 19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) office has extended its flexibility regarding the physical presence requirements for I-9 inspection until July 19, 2020. The eligibility requirements are unchanged and are applicable to employers and workplaces that are operating remotely. Eligible employers may continue to inspect Section 2 documents […]

Avoid ICE Penalties! Use the Correct Form I-9! New Version of Form I-9 in Effect as of May 2, 2020

As of May 1, 2020, employers are required to use the new version of Form I-9, which is available in fillable PDF format, print format, and in Spanish on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) I-9 Central website. In addition, a revised M-274, Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, has […]

USCIS Updated M-274, Handbook for Employers on Completing Form I-9

An updated M-274, Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9, from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), provides substantive clarification and developments. Changes include information about authorized representatives, the List B ID card, List C employment authorization documents, automatic extensions of documents, how to complete the form I-9 with EADs automatically extended by […]

Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Updates

Effective May 1, 2020, employers verifying identity and employment authorization for their employees must use the October 21, 2019, edition of Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification. A revised M-274 Handbook for Employers that was published in April by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides updated instructions and guidance for completing the I-9 Form […]

The Future is Cloudy for E-Verify

Although E-Verify is generally viewed favorably by its users, critics have questioned the program’s accuracy while highlighting that it can effectively block legal individuals under certain circumstances. Enforcement is another concern when it comes to E-Verify, with some reports indicating that many states do not enforce the E-Verify laws that are already on their books, […]

New Form I-9 Must Be Used After April 30

A new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, was published in January by the U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS). Employers must be using the updated Form I-9 by April 30, 2020. One country was added to the drop-down function in the Country of Issuance field in Section 1, among other minor changes visible […]

E-Verify Provides COVID-19 Guidance on Expired Driver’s Licenses and State IDs

Although E-Verify has offered guidance to employers to address concerns with expiring State Drivers’ Licenses and Identification Documents, the information fails to address the situation where states have not granted temporary Driver’s Licenses or IDs extensions. If the employee’s state ID or driver’s license expired on or after March 1, 2020, and the document expiration […]

U.S. Supreme Court: No Federal Preemption in State’s I-9 Fraud Case

Three individuals in Kansas v. Garcia were convicted of identity theft under Kansas law for using other peoples’ Social Security numbers to gain employment, providing false Social Security numbers on their I-9 forms and on their state tax-withholding forms. Although the State of Kansas dropped its previous reliance on the information on the I-9 forms, […]

E-Verify Extends Timeframe for Taking Action to Resolve Tentative Nonconfirmations

Due to Social Security Administration (SSA) office closures to the public, the federal E-Verify system is extending the timeframe to take action to resolve Social Security Administration Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNC). Also extended is the timeframe to take action to resolve U.S. Department of Homeland Security TNCs in limited circumstances when an employee cannot resolve a […]

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